Re: light-switches

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 13:18:51 BST

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    On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:56:59AM +0100, Vincent Campbell wrote:
    > I don't want to interject with too superficial a question (well... OK, it's
    > a bit superficial but it is potentially a memetic question).
    > Why are light switches uniformly down to switch on and up to switch off?
    > (In my rented flat, our living room light switch, I presume, was put on
    > upside down. But both my wife and I kinda prefer it the other way around.)
    > OK, most of you have either deleted this already, or thinking what a waste
    > of bandwidth, but it's little details like this that may indicate memetic
    > processes.

    On my understanding, any convention such as the orientation of light
    switches is necessarily entirely memetic. What's the alternative?

    Robin Faichney
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